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Report: Blanc linked to AS Roma role

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Former Paris Saint-Germain and France boss Laurent Blanc is currently linked to the managerial position at AS Roma, according to reports from the Italian press.

Former Chelsea boss and Roma fan Claudio Ranieri has confirmed he will step down at the end of the campaign.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Blanc’s representatives were at the Olimpico on Sunday evening as part of a push to convince Roma into appointing the Frenchman.

The ex-Inter and Manchester United defender led PSG to three Ligue 1 titles but has been out of work since leaving the French giants in 2016.

Blanc fondly called Le President was part of the France squad that won the World Cup on home soil in 1998.

However, the newspaper writes he does not ‘particularly intrigue’ Giallorossi bosses, who want a Coach ‘with different qualities’.

Paris Saint-Germain Training Session and Press Conference
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 11: Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc gestures during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on April 11, 2016, in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Other managers linked to job are Atalanta’s Gian Piero Gasperini, whom the Lupi ‘want to offer a year-contract’, and Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri.

AS Roma are currently fighting to secure a Champions League ticket for next season in what has been a below-par campaign that led to the exit of manager Eusebio di Francesco.